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Old 11-11-10, 03:35 PM
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Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

Who do you pick and why of these 2 latter 20th century action heroes? I'll go with Harrison Ford now even though the only roles he played that were any good were Solo, Jones, Deckard, but i like Ford's regular bummed out routine.



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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

Han Solo and Indiana Jones were better than Bond and Blade Runner is the greatest movie ever made.
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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford is more of an action star. Sean Connery has more presence. Tie.
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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

I can't choose between Connery and Ford, I like these two equally, both for their similarities as well as their differences, they're both very good in what roles they've been given. -kd5-
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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
Harrison Ford is more of an action star. Sean Connery has more presence. Tie.
Totally agree!
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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

I kind of dig that 1985 - 1989 period of Harrison Ford. The Witness, Frantic, Mosquito Coast, Working Girl era. When he was actually acting, before he turned into a right zombie. Connery, on the other hand, can elevate almost any movie he's in to watchable status, even a total turdfest like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen or Just Cause or that Catherine Zeta-Jones shitburger.

Connery is larger than life, the aforementioned "presence", by sheer charisma he owns every scene he's in and then some. There's an underlying current of menace and dark humor to even the lightest of his action roles. I gotta give it to him.
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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

I like Connery, but frankly other than the Bond movies and the Untouchables he's been in an awful lot of garbage. So has Ford, but the golden run of movies he did from 1977-1997 or so redeems him. Ford has proved himself outside the Indiana Jones/Han Solo franchise, while I never quite felt like Connery broke free of Bond.
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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

Outland
The Name of the Rose
The Man Who Would Be King
The Great Train Robbery
The Offence
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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

I love Harrison Ford.

I worship Sean Connery.
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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

Sean Connery, in addition to the Bond films and the ones already mentioned, a sampling of what you've all forgotten:

TARZAN'S GREATEST ADVENTURE
THE LONGEST DAY
MARNIE

THE HILL
A FINE MADNESS
THE ANDERSON TAPES
ZARDOZ

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
THE WIND AND THE LION
ROBIN AND MARIAN
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE

THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER
ROBIN HOOD, PRINCE OF THIEVES (awesome cameo as King Richard)
RISING SUN
FIRST KNIGHT

Sorry, but Ford's just a pup next to Connery.
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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

I wish there were a "neither" option.
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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
Sean Connery, in addition to the Bond films and the ones already mentioned, a sampling of what you've all forgotten:

TARZAN'S GREATEST ADVENTURE
THE LONGEST DAY
MARNIE

THE HILL
A FINE MADNESS
THE ANDERSON TAPES
ZARDOZ

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
THE WIND AND THE LION
ROBIN AND MARIAN
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE

THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER
ROBIN HOOD, PRINCE OF THIEVES (awesome cameo as King Richard)
RISING SUN
FIRST KNIGHT

Sorry, but Ford's just a pup next to Connery.
He was awesome in The Rock too
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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

hmmmm Sean Connery.
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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
I wish there were a "neither" option.


Movie stars? Without a doubt.

Great actors? Not even close.
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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

Connery. He still had the ability to play the toughest guy in a movie at 66, even in a movie built on macho posturing and populated by characters who were Marines and Navy Seals.

Ford at 66 might have still been Indiana Jones, but an Indiana Jones that a nearly 80 year old Connery could still kick the crap out of.
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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

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Great actors? Not even close.
Ford had the potential but found a good place in film history doing little beyond exuding charisma. The years of playing sarcastic action heroes and grumbling men make his attempts at recapturing his youth in more dramatic roles laughable.
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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

Thinking about it, I would say I prefer Connery, and not just for Bond. He was also awesome in Highlander 2.
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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

I'll never understand Sean Connery and the "Highlander" movies. A guy who *NEVER* covers his Scottish accent should have been a shoe-in for a Highlander....and he gets stuck as a Spaniard.

Despite this, Connery gets my vote.
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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

for everyone who voted Sean Connery:

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Originally Posted by Tscott View Post
for everyone who voted Sean Connery:

Connery has never been "slimed".

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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

Close, but I have to give the edge to Ford. I've liked the majority of his movies better than Connery's, never been a huge James Bond fan.

Connery is the better actor, but neither are terrific. Connery also aged a hell of a lot better than Ford.
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Re: Sean Connery vs. Harrison Ford

Connery is larger than life, the aforementioned "presence", by sheer charisma he owns every scene he's in and then some. There's an underlying current of menace and dark humor to even the lightest of his action roles. I gotta give it to him.
Thumbs up to this. Connery wins this by a mile. Ford has been in 6 or 7 great films, but in all the rest he seems like he could care less. Totally laconic and bored. He showed a lot of promise in Presumed Innocent but that's it.

In a bad film Ford is unwatchable.
Connery makes bad films watchable.

He is MAGNETIC in The Rock, a film that doesn't have any reason to be good, and wouldn't be good without him.

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